2017-18 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards
Ankeny Centennial High School drama department will participate in the 2018 Iowa High School Musical Theater Awards Showcase, presented by EMC Insurance Companies, in honor of the school's achievements for its April production of THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X.
Produced by Des Moines Performing Arts as the culmination of a year-long education initiative, the Showcase will be held at the Des Moines Civic Center on Monday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m. and will recognize a total of 68 schools from across the entire state.
Ankeny Centennial High School will be honored in a special video shown at the Showcase, in celebration of its receipt of an Outstanding Overall Performance Award - one of the program's highest honors.
Select students will represent Ankeny Centennial by performing in a collaborative inter-school medley led by guest Broadway music director, Adam Jones, and choreographer, Sara Brians.
Kyla Fogarty, KJ Peterson, and Nate Petsche will perform excerpts from their award-winning roles in THE BRAIN FROM PLANET X as Yoni, Joyce Bunson, and Zubrick, respectively. These same three students will also audition for the opportunity to represent Iowa at the National High School Musical Theater Awards in New York City this summer as part of the Triple Threat Award program.
Ankeny Centennial High School will also be recognized with the following awards and honors:
- Outstanding Overall Performance
- Outstanding Student Orchestra
- Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role - Kyla Fogarty as "Yoni"
- Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role - KJ Peterson as "Joyce Bunson"
- Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role - Nate Petsche as "Zubrick"
- Special Recognition for Ensemble
- Special Recognition for Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role - Sam Coenen as "Fred Bunson"
- Special Recognition for Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role - Jackson West as "The Brain"